Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham: Spurs comfortable against 10-man Toons


Skipper Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for standing on Dele Alli as Newcastle’s return to the Premier League was ruined by Tottenham. Second-half goals from Alli and Ben Davies ultimately did for the promoted Magpies with the visitors coasting to a 2-0 victory, but it was Shelvey’s 49th-minute dismissal which opened the door after his side had scrapped their way to the break without ...

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Man City edge past spirited newcomers Brighton


Manchester City got their Premier League season off to a winning start as they overcame a stubborn Brighton at the Amex Stadium. The visitors thought they had taken a first-half lead through Gabriel Jesus, but his close-range effort was disallowed after the ball hit his hand as he tried to chest down Kevin de Bruyne’s aerial cross. Brazilian Jesus had ...

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Bolt injured in last race as Great Britain take 4×100 gold


Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet ...

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Champions Chelsea stunned at home by Burnley


Champions Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to their Premier League title defence, having two men sent off as a Burnley claimed a superb win at Stamford Bridge. It would be easy but misleading to lay the blame for the Blues’ defeat on the decision to show a red card to new club captain Gary Cahill for a lunging tackle on ...

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Bolt’s Jamaica & GB through to 4x100m relay final


Usain Bolt will appear for the last time at a major championships in London on Saturday after Jamaica qualified for the men’s 4x100m relay final at the World Championships. Bolt anchored the quartet to victory in 37.95 seconds in their heat at London Stadium. The final takes place at 21:50 BST. Both Great Britain’s men’s and women’s 4x100m teams safely ...

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Watford earn dramatic draw in thriller with Liverpool


Miguel Britos scored a dramatic 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool were held in a thrilling game at Vicarage Road. The Reds, without Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho due to a back injury, fell behind to Stefano Okaka’s header. Sadio Mane equalised with a clinical finish only for Abdoulaye Doucoure to restore the lead from close range. Roberto Firmino’s penalty made ...

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Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup


The Moroccan Football Federation has announced it will bid to host the 2026 World Cup. Fifa confirmed it received an expression of interest in bidding to host the tournament from the African country by Friday’s deadline. The United States, Canada and Mexico had already announced in April that they intend to put forward a joint bid. The World Cup has ...

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Floyd Mayweather is ‘scared’ of fighting me – UFC champion


Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather is “scared” in the build-up to their multi-million dollar fight on 26 August in Las Vegas. Mayweather, 40, said on Thursday that the bout “won’t go the distance”. Speaking at a media workout on Friday, McGregor, 29, said: “You know what I heard him say yesterday? Nothing. I saw a man scared… I saw a ...

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Arsenal beat Leicester in breathtaking Premier League opener


Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season. Alexandre Lacazette headed the Gunners ahead 94 seconds into his top-flight debut, Shinji Okazaki nodding in the equaliser just two minutes later. Vardy slid the visitors ahead from Marc Albrighton’s cross, only for ...

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Trapped in two places: Daniel Amartey’s Leicester predicament


Ahead of Leicester City’s trip to Arsenal on the opening weekend of the 2017/2018 Premier League season, Citi Sports’ Benjamin Nketsia wonders if Daniel Amartey is being properly utilised by the Foxes. Making a quick stop at both the Leicester City official website as well as the Premier League website before putting anything down was essential. I needed to fully ...

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